Today's News

  • Meet The Candidates Night

    Levy County voters are invited to bring their questions for candidates in the Nov. 2 election and leave with answers from the Cedar Key Lions Club's Meet the Candidates Night.
    The forum is on Tuesday, Sept. 28,  at  7 p.m. at the Cedar Key Community Center, 6th St., Cedar Key.
    The candidate forum will be moderated by Lion Dale Register.  Come meet and greet the county and state candidates.
    Light refreshments, appetizers and desserts will be served courtesy of the Cedar Key Lions Club.

  • College buys Barker's old business

    The College of Central Florida is continuing work on the Jack Wilkinson Levy County Campus even though funding for construction of the campus was vetoed by Gov. Charlie Crist earlier this year.
    The college's Board of Trustees has tentatively approved the purchase of about 3.5 acres of land along U.S. Highway 19 north of Chiefland for $575,000 from Levy County Appraiser Oz Barker. The property contains a metal work/storage building and an office building — with a combined space of 6,000 square feet — from a business Barker once owned.

  • Week 3 prep football roundup

    P.K. Yonge 20, Dixie County 6

    In the shocker of the week, the Blue Wave silenced the Bears offense for a decisive victory.

    The Blue Wave were forced to forfeit several games this season, due to a roster that had only 18 players during their opening game of the season.

  • Williston retains Levy Cup after 66-0 drubbing

    Williston High School throttled Chiefland, 66-0, last Friday night, dropping the Indians to 0-3 and retaining the Levy Cup for another year.

    Even though Chiefland was trailing at halftime 35-0, there was no running clock in the second half. An official said the Indians had to agree to the running clock and they did not agree. 

  • Oh, what a night

    It was, at times, brutal. Other times, it was inspired.

    But in the end, Bronson came out of their battle with Daytona Beach Father Lopez with a narrow 8-7 victory last Friday night.

    The victory served as a revitalization for the Eagles, who now set their sights on a tough Bell program Friday.

    It was also a complete turnaround from last season, when Father Lopez topped Bronson, 27-22, in another close matchup. 

  • Suwannee River Garden Club

    The next meeting of the Suwannee River Garden Club will be held Monday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. 

  • County starts food bank

    William Brown stood up at Tuesday's Levy County Commission meeting, and by the time he yielded the floor he had three accomplishments to his book.
    Brown, co-founder of The Children's Table, first introduced the commission to Tyler Beauchamp, son of Mickey and Cheryl Beauchamp, of Bronson.
    Young Beauchamp is a member of the Future Farmers of America and as a project planted and harvested seven acres of peas for Children's Table to be distributed to feed families in need. Brown presented Beauchamp with a plaque honoring his gift.

  • Merger of three farm credit organizations proposed

    Farm Credit of North Florida, Farm Credit of Southwest Florida and Farm Credit of South Florida are pursuing a merger.
    The associations have signed onto a Letter of Intent to Merge — the initial step in collecting, analyzing and providing information regarding the merger’s advantages and disadvantages.  
    Farm Credit’s cooperative structure allows its’ members to have the final vote of approval through a proxy mail voting process.  

  • Bell seeks re-election to commission

    Nancy Bell, the incumbent County Commissioner for District 2, has announced her candidacy for re-election as a Democrat in the Nov. 2 general election. Bell has been chair of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners since November 2008 and was re-elected in 2009 and 2010.
    In her announcement, Bell said:
    I pride myself on my integrity and I strive to always do the right thing when representing the residents of my county. For years, I have voted to keep your taxes low by fighting for fiscal responsibility through prudent spending of your tax dollars.

  • More in Levy looking for jobs

    Levy County's unemployment rate for August nudged up to 13.6 percent, meaning 2,227 residents were out of work out of a workforce of 16,399 people. That's up from from 2,190 in July, when there were 16,322 people in the county's workforce.
    But the county is not alone as Workforce Connection reported that the Levy-Citrus-Marion counties area it serves posted a 14.2 percent unemployment rate, up .3 percent from July and a full percentage point higher than the same time last year.